In a nation with federal character, there should be equal distribution of the nation's resources and that include the zoning of political positions.
In 2019 again, Buhari recontested and he was reelected to rule the nation for another four years.
So, by 2023, President Buhari would have completed his two terms of eight years as the number one citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Buhari is a native of Daura in Katsina State. Katsina is in the North West geopolitical zone of Nigeria.
What this means is that someone from the North would have ruled the nation for eight years from 2015 to 2023.
From 1999, when Nigeria returned to democracy, we have had four Presidents. They are:
Olusegun Obasanjo - South
Late Umar Yar'adua - North
Goodluck Jonathan - South
Muhammadu Buhari - North
In all fairness, and for political correctness, the next President should come from the Southern part of the nation.The Southern part of Nigeria in this context means the South West, the South East and the South South.
South West has Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Ekiti, Oyo and Osun States.
South East has Enugu, Anambra, Abia, Ebonyi, and Imo States
South South has Rivers, Cross River, Edo, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Delta.
I know there are many who will say they are not bothered where the President comes from; what these categories of people are after is a President that will turn around the fortune of the nation; a President that will shut the doors of corruption, embezzlement and extortion; a President who will take the dividends of democracy to all and sundry; a leader who knows what to do at the right time; a leader who is agile and virile, a leader who is sagacious and talented.
If all these are what the nation needs to attain the much-needed height of development, there is no doubt that the Southern part of Nigeria is not in short supply of resourceful leaders like this.
We have men who have written their names in gold in all spheres of human endeavours. There are people from this zone whose integrity has not been questioned.
As we have men we also have women of repute, who have proven to the entire world that what a man can do, a woman can do better.
However, for the 2023 presidential race, there are two particular politicians who can make Nigeria a better place for you and me.
Please note that these two politicians are picked after carefully looking at their antecedents. It is not that they know the writer; neither is the writer himself in any way close to them. This is purely an individual opinion which a lot of people may not agree with.
However, whether you agree or disagree is not a problem. The truth remains these two Southerners are blessings to Nigeria.
I present to you:
Senator Ibikunle Amosun: Take it or leave it, Ibikunle Amosun is a thoroughbred politician, a chartered account of repute.
As the former Governor of Ogun State, Amosun increased the state's Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) from less than N700million to an average of N7billion per month. The record is there for all to see.
Amosun met Ogun like an “enclosed state with mushroomed cities". In fact, the state capital, Abeokuta, was nothing to write home about. But, he wasted no time as he swung into action to open up the entire state.
His urban renewal drive was second to none. Forget what politicians might be saying about him, his achievements in Ogun can never be erased. As the governor of the Gateway State, he came, he saw and he conquered. He set a standard for Ogun and that's why anybody coming behind him, who cannot be up to that standard, would definitely have problems with the people of Ogun as they would see him as being too slow for their liking.
Amosun is energetic, spry and fit for the job. He is clever and full of wisdom. There is no doubt that he will surely make a good President if given the opportunity.
Peter Obi: The former Governor of Anambra State is an asset to the nation.
Peter Obi was the Vice Presidential candidate to Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 election. Even if nothing much is said about Obi, everybody knows that Atiku could not have picked him as a running mate if he doesn't deserve it.
When he was the governor of Anambra, Obi perfomed excellently well, especially on infrastructure. He was one governor who did not love extravagant lifestyle.
He was a governor known for cutting costs, reducing government wasteful spending so as to have enough for capital projects.
Without mincing words, Obi will make a good President if allowed to be.
Fellow Nigerians, there are many people out there who are fit and qualified to be the President of Nigeria.
Truth be told, many of these qualified Nigerians are not even in politics. The majority of them are in the private sector, making waves.
I know we all have in mind, someone who is good enough to be the next Nigerian President from the South.
Let's use the comment box to suggest individuals who are qualified to rule this nation from the South.
Likewise, when we talk of the presidential candidates, we should also talk of their running mates.
Remember that if the presidential candidate is from the South, the running mate must be from the North and vice versa.
Another important thing here is religion. If the presidential candidate is a Muslim, the running mate should be a Christian and vice versa.
These are not laws written anywhere, but the nation is always cognisant of these sensitive issues.
Who do you think can be an outstanding Vice President from the Northern part of Nigeria?
Some people are already considering the likes of Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State, Nasir El-Rufai from Kaduna, and many others.
Please share your thoughts.
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